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LAW MATTERS: Rough and ready justice at the magistrate’s courts

12 hour(s) ago

In a system founded on values of human dignity, equality and freedom, the country’s lower courts are not good enough, writes Franny Rabkin

STREET DOGS: Guidelines for life

12 hour(s) ago

Michel Pireu provides Pragmatic Capitalism’s 10 rules for achieving financial independence at a relatively young age

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Cape fire puts petty politics in perspective

Dave Marrs promo
12 hour(s) ago

The might of a natural phenomenon such as fire is truly humbling, and this year's wildfires should be declared a national disaster by central government, writes Dave Marrs

Things may be looking up for rand

12 hour(s) ago

Fitch’s warning of a possible ratings downgrade was not nearly as bad as it has been made out to be, writes Bronwyn Nortje

THE INSIDER: A sense of humour that could be taxing

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Finally, a finance minister who makes fiscal consolidation seem much more palatable

Amla and De Villiers are ODI cricket gods

1 day(s) ago

It will be a long, long time before the impact of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers on the game’s history is eroded, writes Gareth van Onselen


Previous columns


Look to Davis for hints on where Nene is heading

1 day(s) ago

A VAT hike of as much as 2% is on the cards, the political trade-off will be wealth taxes in some form, writes Hilary Joffe

THE INSIDER: Dupes of Medupi have read the manual at last

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Eskom will need to have clear instructions for those working at the unit, followed by some cleaning bull

Gauteng differs with ANC over citizens’ concerns

1 day(s) ago

Premier David Makhura acknowledges communities’ problems in his state of the province address unlike President Jacob Zuma in his state of the nation address, writes Steven Friedman

Bounce of the global cricket pitch still goes in favour of big teams

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2 day(s) ago

There are some do-or-die games imminent, even before we get to the knockout quarterfinals, writes Neil Manthorp

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hike in fuel levy is a sucker punch to an already swooning Eskom

2 day(s) ago

South Africans are forced to pay high taxes but are not getting their money's worth, especially when it comes to power supplies, writes Alex Parker

STREET DOGS: The wisdom of William Eckardt

2 day(s) ago

Some trading advice from the founder of alternative investment management firm Eckhardt Trading Company, writes Michel Pireu

Let Discovery be a blueprint for people with an idea

2 day(s) ago

The story of Discovery shows that young people should never fear leaving renowned companies to start something new, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

UNEMBARGOED: Credibility of SARS in the balance

3 day(s) ago

It is extremely important that the integrity of the institution is left intact, while facts are properly established, writes Songezo Zibi

Victor Matfield remains a Titan of the game

Marco Wentzel of the Sharks tackles Victor Matfield of the Bulls during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on February 28 in Pretoria.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
3 day(s) ago

He is the most capped Bok and regarded internationally as one of the finest to have played the game, writes Mark Keohane

Government must face up to its failed policies

Gavin Keeton
3 day(s) ago

The state must focus on securing much higher levels of private and effective public investment and encouraging job creation wherever possible, writes Gavin Keeton

Here’s a better plan for the broadband roll-out

4 day(s) ago

DA leader Helen Zille is right to be concerned that the government has done a cosy deal with Telkom, writes Duncan McLeod

SIGN POST: At last, technology that specifically targets African needs

4 day(s) ago

Samsung Electronics’ new range of products — and the way they will be marketed — signals a shift in thinking, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Will revising contentious e-tolls win back ANC votes?

6 day(s) ago

The new dispensation should provide major financial relief to motorists, writes Natasha Marrian

Bob hates to love locals, loves to hate English

6 day(s) ago

Robert Mugabe is an Englishman to his fingertips: his sentiments about colonialists are staged, symptoms of an inferiority complex, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Games are meant to deliver one champion

Anthony Butler promo
6 day(s) ago

Fikile Mbalula, who has to use his portfolio to build political capital, saw that his Big Idea has to be the Olympics, writes Anthony Butler

THICK END THE WEDGE: Singapore in Africa? Here’s how to do it

Peter Bruce promo
6 day(s) ago

You cannot become a developmental state and remain an importing economy at the same time. Something has to go, writes Peter Bruce

Government needs to display its faith in blacks

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Transformation and opportunity is important both for the spirit of our society as it is for its quantitative structure, writes Xhanti Payi

Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

Mninawa Ntloko promo
1 day(s) ago

Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing, writes Mninawa Ntloko

STREET DOGS: Stick to your long-term plan

1 day(s) ago

Mr Market will do what he is going to do, and that is unknown and unpredictable, writes Michel Pireu

Don’t stop at banning foreign land ownership

Leon Louw promo
1 day(s) ago

Clearly, the way to enrich South Africans is to prohibit all interaction with foreigners, writes Leon Louw

THE INSIDER: Political leaders believe party should never end

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2 day(s) ago

Some politicians think retiring as leader of a political party, or being forced to do so by their colleagues, is a violation of their human rights

Beneficiate — but only when it is economic

2 day(s) ago

If every country added value to its own raw materials we would all be worse off, writes Trudi Makhaya

A top investor’s mentor’s ideas

2 day(s) ago

One of the greatest investors of all time attributes his success to his mentor Benjamin Graham, whose classes on security analysis he attended at Columbia University, writes Michel Pireu

Cost of Zuma’s secretive VIP protection monster hits R2bn

3 day(s) ago

Numbers do not lie: there is a small, elite and almost entirely unaccountable army growing inside the South African security services, writes Gareth van Onselen

ON THE MONEY: Court to rule on exchange controls

Stuart Theobald promo
3 day(s) ago

The exchange control regime has changed … banks behave as if it hasn’t, writes Stuart Theobald

STRAIGHT TALK: On law, Swiss banks and dope

Mark Barnes promo
3 day(s) ago

Everybody knew that Switzerland was the place to hide your money. It was arguably its raison d’être. No one objected, writes Mark Barnes

ON THE WATER: Chasing chickens beats paying tax

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

The government does everything with your tax except the bare minimum, writes Neels Blom

ON WORK: Choosing to unfollow where the thirdpartybraggers lead

Lucy Kellaway promo
3 day(s) ago

Why do people demean themselves in this way? Partly it is because such retweeting administers a stroke to the ego, writes Lucy Kellaway

Share buybacks offer execs an easy way out

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

It’s time lawmakers and the regulators in this country started taking share buybacks seriously, writes Ann Crotty

THE LAST WORD: A sweet something for Steinhoff in JD deal

4 day(s) ago

Investors should keep a watchful eye on Steinhoff for signs that it may overstep the traditional rules of a parent-child relationship, writes Rob Rose

STREET DOGS: Technology and the human mind

6 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu looks at the importance of defining ones own life and saving free time from the tide of technology

THE INSIDER: Things go smashingly in Nelson Mandela Bay

Benson Fihla. Picture: THE HERALD
6 day(s) ago

In light of target-smashing service delivery achievements , PE mayor Benson Fihla can go out and get smashed this weekend

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